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PTSO supports SunRidge through special events for our staff such as Welcome Back Breakfast & Teacher Appreciation Week, providing Grants for Special Programs created by our teachers for our students, and the Guardian Angel program for those in our school community that may need additional aid.
Please consider joining the PTSO. Click HERE to join via SchoolPay. Forms are available at the front office.
 
Be in the know with the important dates, events, and activities happening at SunRidge! Please sign up to receive the eBLAST weekly newsletter through this link.



The PTSO has a new Facebook page.  Please click HERE and follow us on Facebook to stay updated.  


Our next PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 4th. The PTSO meeting will start at 5:15pm immediately after the SAC meeting in the SRMS Media Center. This meeting will take place in person and virtually.  Parents, teachers, staff, and students are invited to this meeting to learn about the PTSO and how you can become involved. Please email president@srmsptso.org for the link to the virtual meeting.




PTSO Planning for 2021-2022
The PTSO is planning for next school year, so if you are interested in getting involved in the PTSO for the upcoming school year, send your name and contact information to the Nominating Committee at nominations@srmsptso.org.




A Message from Principal McHale

Eagle Families,

Our week of State Testing is upon us next week.  Please be sure to review the calendar below to understand which days students will be testing.  We will be moving to classes after testing.  Please plan extra time for any early dismissals.  We will have rolling LaunchEd dismissal lines throughout the day on each testing day.

Monday, 5/3- FSA Reading Session 1 All students

Tuesday, 5/4- FSA Reading Session 2 All students who completed Session 1 5/3

Thursday, 5/6- FSA Math Session 1 (MS Math classes); Algebra EOC Session 1; Geometry EOC Session 1

Friday, 5/7- FSA Math Session 2 & 3; Algebra EOC Session 2; Geometry EOC Session 2

Bell Schedule- SRMS.TestingBell.5.3.docx 


Our LaunchEd and Face to Face students will be on campus next week for testing.  Our car rider loop will be busier than normal, as most of our LaunchEd students will be dropped off there.  Please allow yourself some extra time in dropping your student off.  This will require getting to school earlier than usual next week.  In order to keep interruptions to testing at a minimum, students will not be permitted into testing locations if they arrive after 9:30am on testing days.  Late students will be scheduled for a make-up session.

Please make sure your student gets a good night sleep before testing, eats a nutritious breakfast, and brings their charged laptop and charger to school with them.  We know our students will perform well!


Progress reports are now available on Skyward.  Please be sure to review your students’ Progress Report and current grade to ensure he/she is on the road to passing all academic classes this school year.  Please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor if you have any questions.  Messages have gone out to students who have been invited for summer enrichment and course recovery.  If you have any questions about summer programs please email clinton.anderson@ocps.net.


Attention 8th grade families that purchased a yard sign- pick up will be next Thursday, 5/6, from 11am-12:30pm & 5:30pm-7pm bus loop.


National Teacher Appreciation Week is next week!  Send your child’s teacher some love and appreciation for their hard work this school year.  All staff emails are located on our website.


We will have a School Advisory Council and PTSO Meeting next Tuesday, May 4th.  SAC starts at 4:30pm in the Media Center.  PTSO begins around 5:00pm.  We will be electing board members at each meeting.  Please consider getting involved at SRMS by joining SAC and/or PTSO.

Sincerely,

Mrs McHale, SRMS Principal


Leave a "Lasting Legacy" at SRMS for your 8th grader by joining the Eagle Booster Club! 
If you've been on campus, you may have noticed the Eagle Booster Club mural in the breezeway (see photo above).  When you become part of the booster club at a donation of $75 or more your child's or family's name will be aded to the wall along with a SRMS Eagle. Not only will you be leaving a lasting legacy, but you will also be donating directly to the purchase of academic supplies, teacher grants, educational software, etc. that will greatly benefit our school and students. Boosters who donate $75 or more can opt to be recognized on the mural.  Donations are also tax deductible. Please go to schoolpay.ocps.netclick on Nonprofit Groups and scroll to Eagle Booster Club to join today!

 
Teacher Appreciation Week is Coming Up!
SunRidge Community - Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd-7th. The PTSO Hospitality Committee is planning a nice lunch for the teachers and staff on Friday, April 30th and would like to offer some gift cards that will be given out during the week.  Please help us celebrate our teachers and staff by donating gift cards. Please drop gift cards off to the front office in the amount 

Our students will participate in the statewide assessments on the following days.  


PTSO Planning for 2021-2022
The PTSO is planning for next school year, so if you are interested in getting involved in the PTSO for the upcoming school year, send your name and contact information to the Nominating Committee at nominations@srmsptso.org.
                     
 
  
Yearbooks are still on sale on balfour.com
Purchase yours today before time runs out!
Don’t miss out on your chance to order a copy of the 2021 SunRidge Middle School Yearbook. It’s the best way to remember this year's events, classmates and friends.
Yearbooks are on sale for $45 until May 1st.
 
 

Statewide Testing Dates at SunRidge Middle School

DAY

DATE

TEST

TH

April 8

FSA ELA -  Writing (school wide)

M & T

May 3 & May 4

FSA ELA - Reading  Session 1 & 2 (school wide)

Th

May 6

*FSA Math - 6th, 7th & Pre-Algebra Stand Alone classes - Session 1

*FSA Algebra and Geometry EOC – Session 1

F

May 7

*FSA Math - 6th, 7th & Pre-Algebra Stand Alone classes - Sessions 2 & 3

*FSA Algebra EOC and FSA Geometry EOC - Session 2

M

May 10

*NGSS Civics EOC  - all 7th & 8th grade students who are enrolled in Civics

*8th Grade Statewide Science – All 8th grade students not enrolled in Civics.

T

May 11

8th Grade Statewide Science (Makeup) – 8th Graders who take Civics



       8TH GRADE YARD SIGNS

Show Off Your SunRidge Pride & Celebrate Your 8th Grader
The 8th Grade Celebration Committee is taking preorders for yard signs to congratulate your students on their accomplishment of completing middle school. 
Yard Signs are $10 for an 18x24 full-color outdoor sign with a stake. 
Proceeds will go towards the end-of-year activity & student gifts.  Please visit the link below to order:
https://schoolpay.com/pay/for/8th-Grade-Yard-Signs/SejB5Qv
If you have any questions, please contact 8gc@srmsptso.org



Spirit Wear Is Available!
The weather has gotten colder!  Now is the perfect time to order your SunRidge spirit wear to stay warm.  Hoodies are limited, but still available.  Spirit wear can make great gifts for your student, teacher or staff. All orders are filled and available in the office for pick up, so can be done without the student knowing.  Don't delay; order today at https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Spiritwear/MdvN.              

                                 



8th Grade Parents

 Please sign up for the West Orange HS PTSO newsletter so you don't miss out on important information that will be provided to help with the transition to WOHS.  Click the link below:

http://eepurl.com/c0hSO9

  


 
West Orange High School is excited to once again offer a
music camp for our community!
When:                
June 1-4 and June 7-10 from 9:00am-1:00pm at West Orange High School.
After-care is available until 4 pm for an additional charge.
 
Who:                   
All students entering grades 1-8 in the 2021-2022 school year!
 
What:                
The West Orange Summer Music Camp is a two-week camp offering comprehensive music education by professional music educators and musicians in a fun, exciting, and positive environment for students entering grades 1-8.
 
Students entering grades 1-3 will participate in the Elementary Music Camp where they will receive instruction from certified elementary music educators in the areas of Orff, keyboards, singing, percussion, movement, dance and so much more! Students in elementary music will perform at the end of camp concert on Thursday, June 10 at 6 pm.
 
Students entering grades 4-8 will participate in Band Camp, regardless of prior music experience. Beginners will be provided with an instrument and all other students are expected to provide their own instrument (please inquire if you have an instrument concern)All students in Band Camp will receive individual, small group and large ensemble instruction, including full band, jazz bands and chamber ensembles. Students with no prior experience will start in beginning band. They will learn about and try all the different band instruments before selecting an instrument to learn at camp. Instruments available to learn at camp include: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba and Percussion. Students in beginning band will perform at the end of camp concert on Thursday, June 10 at 6 pm.
 
Students entering 7th grade will participate in 7th grade band and Camp Band. Students entering 8th grade will participate in 8th grade band and Camp Band. These students will also get to elect to perform with a jazz band or a chamber ensemble. All these students will be reviewing concepts they learned in 6th and/or 7th grade, including scales, technique, tone, balance, blend and musicianship.
 
All students will perform in the camp concert on Thursday, June 10th at 6pm.
 
Fees:                  
The fee is $180 for the eight days of the West Orange Summer Music Camp. Lunch will be available for purchase. After-care is available for an additional $50 for the eight days (or $10 a day for individual days). No payment is necessary at the time of registration. The link to make payments will be made available in May.
 
Register:          
Please visit www.westorangeband.com and click Summer Camp to register online. As mentioned above, there is no payment required at the time of registration, so reserve your child’s spot today! If you have questions or concerns, please contact West Orange High School Band Director and Camp Director, Ken Boyd at kenneth.boyd@ocps.net.  
 
Don’t wait, please register today for this incredible experience!
Need a book? Although our Media Center is closed for visiting, students can still check out books!  Directions to reserve a book can be found in the global announcements on Canvas.  F2F students will have books delivered to them in 5th period.  LaunchEd students can pick the book up from the front office.  https://ocps.instructuremedia.com/embed/132e031a-9088-4367-b932-1b0f59f80d59

OCPS is offering upcoming Parent Forums for more information on LaunchEd@Home.  The focus of the forums will be to have parents experience a day in the life of a LaunchED@Home student and learn more about the digital tools they have access to use.  Links to the forums can be found at www.digital.ocps.net


Parent Technology Media Information Consent Forms were due August 21st. Thank you to all those families that have already submitted these forms.  If you have not completed the forms, you can submit them digitally. To access the forms please visit our school website: https://tinyurl.com/SRMStechconsent



OCPS has a wealth of information on their website to help your family navigate the upcoming school year.  Please visit their website for extensive question and answer documents-www.ocps.net.  You may also see helpful links to document son the OCPS webpage below.

Be in the know with the important dates, events, and activities happening at SunRidge! Please sign up to receive the PTSO eBLAST weekly newsletter through this link: http://eepurl.com/dEl0NX.  You can also follow us on social media for up to date information. 


Helpful Links-

Overview of instructional models- https://www.ocps.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=54703&pageId=1455756

LaunchEd-https://www.ocps.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=54703&pageId=88567

COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedures Manuel-  www.ocps.net 

Skyward Information- https://www.ocps.net/cms/one.aspx?pageId=1158765


                                                
TECHNOLOGY ISSUES?

There are several places to find the Student Troubleshooting Technology Guide.  It can be found on the SunRidge Middle School Home page sunridgems.ocps.net and on the Parent tab under Digital Technology.  

If you need laptop repair please make an appointment using the link on our website https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054fa8aa2da0fa7-device 


Parents, please be sure your child's face mask fits properly and is worn correctly. The mask should cover both the nose and mouth at all times. If the mask is too big and tends to slide down, try twisting the ear loops to make it tighter across the face or tie a knot to shorten the loops.  

Masks that are worn without covering the nose and mouth are not effective and put all at risk!





There are many volunteer opportunities here at SRMS! If you are looking to get involved please email  volunteers@srmsptso.org to hear about the many different teacher, school and PTSO activities available. We appreciate all of our volunteers as they help to make our school a success!



All SunRidge Middle School volunteers including SAC and PTSO need to sign up for Additions. All volunteers must register and be approved through the ADDitions Program according to district procedures. Please complete this process ASAP. You will only hear back if there is a problem with your application. Once submitted, you may begin logging your volunteer hours.




                                                          
  
All SunRidge Middle School volunteers including SAC and PTSO need to sign up for Additions. All volunteers must register and be approved through the ADDitions Program according to district procedures. Please complete this process ASAP. You will only hear back if there is a problem with your application. Once submitted, you may begin logging your volunteer hours.


Thank you to all of our volunteers!!



The first SAC (School Advisory Council) meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, May 4th at 4:30pm in the SRMS Media Center.  New members are invited to join the SAC...teachers, staff, parents, and community members. All parents are always welcome to SAC Meetings, but will need to be voted on to be a voting member of the School Advisory Council.  This is a fabulous way to stay abreast of what is going on at SunRidge Middle School and to have a voice in continuing the success.  
SAC meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. 





SunRidge Middle School

Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities


Want to know more about how your student can get involved at SunRidge?  Please check our listing of clubs on our website- www.sunridgems.ocps.net.  
 


Interested in learning what After School Zone is all about? Watch our Middle School Director explain...

Boys & Girls Club After School Zone Virtual Programming Television Interview (BGCCF Marketing Youtube Video Link)

 https://youtu.be/wAw3xvzo2lg

Come and join the fun!

You will register for Boys & Girls Club by following this link- http://www.bgcafterschoolzone.org/registration/

Click HERE for the upcoming week's schedule.




EBLAST REGISTRATION:  Be in the know with the important dates, events and activities happening at SunRidge!


Please click here to sign up to receive the EBLAST weekly newsletter.





OCPS 30-30 Rule

With the frequency of afternoon storms this time of year please familiarize yourself with OCPS's 30-30 Rule below.





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Be in the know with the important dates, events, and activities happening at SunRidge! Please sign up to receive the eBLAST weekly newsletter through this link: http://eepurl.com/dEl0NX.
 
Remind is a simple way for you to stay informed and up-to-date with what’s happening.  By joining the SRMS PTSO on Remind, you’re choosing to receive messages via push notifications, SMS, or email.  Don’t worry, your phone number will not be shared with anyone else. 

Text To: 81010
Message : @srmsptso




OCPS 2020-2021 School Calendar 

CLICK HERE

 
We're off to a great start for the new school year, but it could be even better with YOUR help!! Sign up to be a part of your SunRidge Middle School Parent, Teacher and Student Organization now!

We Love our SRMS Faculty and Staff and we need you to make our PTSO even better! Sign up to be a part of your SunRidge Middle School Parent, Teacher and Student Organization now!


  If you have any questions, please email 

spriritwear@srmsptso.org.



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